HyperDic: accept

English > 11 senses of the word accept:
VERBcognitionacceptconsider or hold as true
possessionaccept, take, havereceive willingly something given or offered
communicationaccept, consent, go forgive an affirmative reply to
cognitionacceptreact favorably to
possessionaccept, admit, take, take onadmit into a group or community
possessionaccept, bear, take over, assumetake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
cognitionaccept, live with, swallowtolerate or accommodate oneself to
stativeaccept, takebe designed to hold or take
possessionacceptreceive (a report) officially, as from a committee
possessionaccept, takemake use of or accept for some purpose
cognitionacceptbe sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
accept > pronunciation
Soundsaekseh'pt; ahkseh'pt
Rhymesadept ... windswept: 12 rhymes with ehpt...
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningConsider or hold as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Examples
  • "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"
  • "accept an argument"
NarroweracknowledgeAccept as legally binding and valid
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowAccept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
approbateAccept (documents) as valid
believeAccept as true
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
receiveAccept as true or valid
resign, reconcile, submitAccept as inevitable
respect, honor, honour, abide by, observeshow respect towards
take a bowAcknowledge praise or accept credit
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Oppositerejectrefuse to accept or acknowledge
Similar toacceptreact favorably to
Spanishaceptar
Catalanacceptar
Adjectivesacceptantaccepting willingly
Nounsacceptancethe mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
acceptationthe accepted meaning / meaning of a word
acceptationacceptance as true or valid
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningReceive willingly something given or offered.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example "Please accept my present"
Synonymstake, have
Narroweraccept, admit, take, take onAdmit into a group or community
adopt, borrow, take over, take uptake up and practice as one's own
honor, honourAccept as pay
welcomeAccept gladly
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Oppositerefuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declineRefuse to accept
Similar toreceive, haveGet something
Spanishaceptar, querer, tomar
Catalanacceptar, voler
Nounsacceptancethe act of taking something that is offered
acceptationthe act of accepting with approval
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningGive an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I cannot accept your invitation"
Synonymsconsent, go for
Narroweragreeconsent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
contract inconsent in writing to pay money to a trade union for political use
giveconsent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
permit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
settleAccept despite lack of complete satisfaction
undertake, take in chargeAccept as a charge
yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle underconsent reluctantly
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Oppositerefuse, declineshow unwillingness towards
Spanishacceder, aceptar, consentir
Catalanconsentir
Nounsacceptationthe act of accepting with approval
acceptationacceptance as true or valid
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningreact favorably to; consider right and proper.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "People did not accept atonal music at that time"
  • "We accept the idea of universal health care"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Similar toacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishaceptar
Catalanacceptar
Adjectivesacceptiveinclined to accept rather than reject
acceptive, acceptantaccepting willingly
Nounsacceptance, acceptationthe act of accepting with approval
acceptancethe state of being acceptable and accepted
acceptationacceptance as true or valid
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningAdmit into a group or community.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot accept Sue
Example"accept students for graduate study"
Synonymsadmit, take, take on
NarrowerprofessReceive into a religious order or congregation
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Similar toadmit, let in, includeAllow participation in or the right to be part of
Spanishaceptar, admitir, recibir
Catalanacceptar, admetre
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningtake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I'll accept the charges"
Synonymsbear, take over, assume
Narrowerface the music, carry the canAccept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Spanishaceptar, admitir, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 7, cognition
MeaningTolerate or accommodate oneself to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"
Synonymslive with, swallow
Broaderdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
Spanishacceptar, aceptar, tragarse, vivir con
Catalanacceptar
Nounsacceptancea disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe designed to hold or take.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymtake
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishaguantar, soportar, sostener
Catalanagafar, aguantar, dur, portar, prendre, suportar
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 9, possession
MeaningReceive (a report) officially, as from a committee.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderreceive, haveGet something
Spanishaceptar
Nounsacceptationacceptance as true or valid
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 10, possession
Meaningmake use of or accept for some purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtake
Narrowerco-optTake or assume for one's own use
Adjectivesacceptableadequate for the purpose
acceptablemeeting requirements
English > accept: 11 senses > verb 11, cognition
MeaningBe sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The cow accepted the bull"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Spanishaceptar

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